Bialys and Bagels, a bagel store in Brooklyn, New York, has been in the Coney Island community for over 90 years. Steven Ross, the owner, decided to give up the store because of the bad economy. But let a real Kosher bagel store die after 90 years? No one wanted to see that happened so the cavalry stormed in to save the shop. The cavalry in this case are Muslim taxi cab drivers, Peerzada Shah and Zafaryab Ali. Before driving cabs the duo worked in the bagel store for about ten years back in the 90s. When they found out that the shop was about to go out of business they bought it. The Coney Island community was thrilled. Not only are the new owners going to keep most of the staff and use the same recipe but they're going to keep the shop's kosher-certified equipment. What could be bad? Absolutely nothing! Brooklyn is keeping their favorite Jewish bagel and bialy store where they can get one with a "shmear" or order a little something to nosh on. Do the Jewish people care that both of the new owners grew up in Pakistan and are now running the shop? Heck, no! As long as the bagels taste the way they should who cares who's making them. Bake on, Peerzada and Zafaryab. New York has to keep making those perfect Jewish bagels to show the rest of the United States what a real bagel tastes like.
Muslim Taxi Drivers Save Jewish Bagel Shop: MyFoxNY.com